Politics and Religion

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion

Philip Comella

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion – The Philosophy of Maybe

Worrying about the future seems to be part of human nature.  We want certainty about what is going to happen — to our investments, our children’s education, careers, the human race — but get only doubts.  And then doubts become fears, as we prepare for the worst, and hold out a little hope for something better.  Philip Comella’s guest this week, Allison Carmen, has written a new book,The Gift of Maybe: Finding Hope and Possibility in Uncertain Times, that poses a simple and effective solution to a world of uncertainty: life does not follow a linear narrative that we can predict, but rather is filled with a vast array of possibilities that arise one after the other.  In this field of possibilities lies a hope that what happens could be good, or the situation can get better.  Maybe that’s all we need.  Listen in for a straight-ahead conversation about how this simple approach really works.